Batman: Arkham City

Batman: Arkham City Achievements


Rescue all the hostages from Riddler  

You need to collect 400 Riddler Trophies for this hostage to be available.

Note: The Catwoman trophies go toward your total count as well; there are a total of 440 if you have her DLC.

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Comment #1 by m0nst3rhunt3r
Friday, September 02, 2011 @ 01:10:42 AM

does anyone know how many there are??

Comment #2 by Pakhair
Friday, September 02, 2011 @ 02:45:09 AM

How can we, The game ain't released as of yet

Comment #3 by shywhitefox
Friday, September 02, 2011 @ 02:49:58 AM

pretty sure its six since there is an achievement for each one

Comment #4 by anthoni
Friday, September 02, 2011 @ 03:02:57 PM

nope theres over 200 :D

Comment #5 by Zacry072
Friday, September 02, 2011 @ 04:22:22 PM

Less than 5. The other achievements are there to just f*ck with your mind. Thank the Riddler.

Comment #6 by goldie377
Sunday, September 04, 2011 @ 07:41:16 AM

You get loads of riddler trophies and after a while you get to rescue a hostage, since theirs 436, its about 78 for each hostage.

Comment #7 by todis522
Tuesday, September 06, 2011 @ 02:57:20 AM

@6 wow, that's a bit..over 200.

Comment #8 by CRwlST
Wednesday, September 07, 2011 @ 12:07:38 AM

Damn I need to confirm this ASAP!!!

Comment #9 by Perrinition
Saturday, September 17, 2011 @ 09:30:45 AM

There's probably 6 of the actual challenge ones where you have to save someone, then there's most likely a load of others much like in the first game where you just find a little statue.

Comment #10 by Scrummy64
Sunday, September 25, 2011 @ 09:15:20 AM

There's around 400 challenges (riddles, trophies etc.), and when you've completed a certain number of challenges you're able to locate one of the six hostages. That's what I'd assume, at least.

Hopefully completing all the challenges and rescuing all the hostages this time round will let you lay the smackdown on the Riddler, rather than just hearing the police arrest him :D

Comment #11 by zerolimitz12
Saturday, October 01, 2011 @ 01:45:53 AM

guess this is really one of those out of the way achievements. guess its a way
to make the game worth it

Comment #12 by CheezyLotus
Thursday, October 13, 2011 @ 10:59:07 PM

yea im thinkin this is going to suck : / usually hostage rescues end in them dead and my controller broken...

Comment #13 by UKillMeLongTime
Friday, October 21, 2011 @ 12:36:21 AM

man i hate it's tied to his riddles to get the next one

ughhhhhhhhh i don't want to hurt for so many to get the 3rd hostage

i hate grinding for this sort ofthing like flags in AC

Comment #14 by dydamas
Friday, October 21, 2011 @ 07:31:47 PM

@13 yeah it sucks

Comment #15 by fa1con87
Saturday, October 22, 2011 @ 05:33:00 PM

Do you need to get every single riddler trophy and other riddle items? or is it a certain amount again?

Comment #16 by SETHASOAR
Saturday, October 22, 2011 @ 06:20:19 PM

You need 400 to reveal the Riddlers hideout, but the 40 catwoman trophies count towards it as well. So just grab the 40 catwoman trophies and you don't have to find 40 of the normal riddler trophies

Comment #17 by fa1con87
Sunday, October 23, 2011 @ 03:18:39 AM

Isnt 400 all of the trophys and extras though? i thought the catwomen ones were counted as something else

Comment #18 by fa1con87
Sunday, October 23, 2011 @ 04:36:52 AM

Finally done it, just needed to get almost all of them until oracle says shes found him.

Comment #19 by Inamorta vZ
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 12:47:10 AM

I believe there are six hostages total in the game.
The first hostage you rescue in the courthouse does not count towards this achievement. The hostages that count are the ones you unlock by collecting a number of riddler trophies/secrets etc.

Comment #20 by Kaze Katana
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 01:50:42 AM

For anyone collecting these this is a great site
As rather than going along with a video, it numbers the riddles so you can
easily locate the ones your missing.

Comment #21 by Matturtle
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 05:07:55 AM

@17 no the catwoman ones do count, they dont count towards the concept art,
but they do count towards this. at one point i got some as catwoman and when
i switched back to batman i had a riddle on the enigma machine waiting.

Comment #22 by Inamorta vZ
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 10:26:41 PM

You will need to rescue all five other hostages before you are able to take on the Riddler. In order to unlock hostages, you will need to collect a substantial amount of riddles, riddler trophies, catwoman trophies, joker teeth, demon heads, tyger cams, etc. etc.
For the record, I had 400/450 collectibles when the final confrontation with Riddler began. Some of those were catwoman trophies and challenges, so I am unsure about whether or not you will need to collect everything if you have not downloaded the catwoman DLC.
If you do have the catwoman DLC, then collecting some of her items may be easier than collecting some of batman's harder ones.

Comment #23 by anthoni
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 09:23:15 PM

this sucks! collecting all the trophies just to punch riddler in the face once!
And it was a cutscene too! WOOOOOW

Comment #24 by asylumspadez
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 @ 03:01:17 PM

You need to have between 360-375 in order to find his hideout. Go all the way to the marker and shoot up to that large pillar then glide and dive bomb down and navigate underneath the bridge and over the electric fence then you can release it, The door is near the electric fence on the right.

1. You cant open the door so shoot up to the top of the room and remove the small metal door and crawl through the space until you drop down

2. Simply avoid the hostages (Getting in their way will detonate the bombs on their heads) and follow the walkway they are taking to the breakable pane just above you (There the Riddler is, Using Detective Mode makes it easier to see him) and just hit Y while underneath the pane to take him down and the achievement is yours

Comment #25 by Youtubethebiohazardgames
Tuesday, November 01, 2011 @ 11:50:35 PM


Comment #26 by UKDarkJedi
Wednesday, November 02, 2011 @ 07:24:03 PM

Starting to get annoyed with this now. I've completed main storyline and missed some trophies and things in wonder tower, and a couple in steel mill I can't seem to get either. I've got 376 riddler secrets and 12 of the catwoman trophies and still no contact from the oracle that she's found his hideout. The only trophies I've missed collecting are the ones that I just cannot get, even with the guide posted above. I just wanna punch Riddler in the face, lol

Comment #27 by Inamorta vZ
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 12:50:15 AM

You need 400 collectibles TOTAL. This includes all trophies, joker balloons, demon heads, joker teeth, etc. They ALL count towards this achievement.
The catwoman DLC helps you get more riddler secrets for this achievement. For example if you have 360 Batman secrets, and you collect 40 Catwoman secrets, then you will have 400 total.
Without the catwoman DLC you will have to collect all 400 Batman secrets for Oracle to find his location.

Comment #28 by Dukem
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 05:08:24 AM

50G for this was stupid it's so easy as the riddle tropies are idiot prove to crack & they are all on the map marked WTF game shouldn't have been so easy & the actul riddle hostages are so easy i could have done them in my sleep!
Riddler = Captain obvious hope the nx game take me more than 12 hors to get 100% & hard is supposed to be hard WTF this was a joke the only HARD part was the snipers gaurding the cinama which killed me twice b4 i took them out... come on game stop making these games for children & make the HARD setting HARD!!!

Comment #29 by anthoni
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 11:21:20 PM

i got all 40 of catwomans trophies and all the other shit and now i have 377
riddler trophies for batman, so shouldnt i have unlocked the riddlers last

Comment #30 by Inamorta vZ
Friday, November 04, 2011 @ 08:31:17 PM

Since you have all 40 Catwoman trophies, you are left to discover the rest of Batman's items. Keep collecting until you reach 400. Then you will unlock the final hostage.

Comment #31 by Croc 494
Saturday, November 05, 2011 @ 07:02:23 PM

If you cant get all of them, you might as well stop playing, you're all shit.
its so easy i got all 440 in one day no problem. Disagree with the difficulty though, hard really had me wanting to smash my controller at some stages

Comment #32 by Broke
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 03:38:03 PM

I cant seem to get the riddle at the top of wonder tower to unlock it just keep saying solution partially detected it so annoying i have tried it from every angle!

Comment #33 by randyboy1986
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 04:52:42 PM

glide off the tower and turn around with Detective Mode on to see it then snap it. Easy and that's how I did it

Comment #34 by Popcorn On Fire5
Thursday, November 10, 2011 @ 01:14:29 AM

#13 I got all the flags and templars In AC1 and all the feathers in AC2, I'm way over them

Comment #35 by Whammyaniac
Saturday, December 03, 2011 @ 07:55:12 AM

This last Riddler room was a HUGE disappointment. Almost no skill to get through. I would've liked to see some sort of 3-tier challenge, and this entire room would've been good for the first tier.

I like exploration and collecting flags. Is that so wrong?

Comment #36 by Popcorn On Fire5
Wednesday, December 07, 2011 @ 11:43:55 PM

I like my waffles, yeah,
I like my waffles, yeah,
'cause I'm from Texas where,
we like our waffles yeah.

I like my waffles yeah,
waffles with honey, yeah,
sometimes with almonds too,
I like waffles, yeah!

Comment #37 by Recruit In Sand
Thursday, December 08, 2011 @ 04:53:27 AM

Hey this may sound stupid but, how do you find out how many riddler trophys you have? Is it on the map screen?

Comment #38 by Dunny
Thursday, December 08, 2011 @ 02:12:41 PM

Its on a diffent tab to the map screen

Comment #39 by brady23
Friday, December 16, 2011 @ 01:16:14 AM

The 6th and Final Riddler Hostage Guide

Comment #40 by Tjharvey22
Friday, December 16, 2011 @ 04:36:45 PM

The riddler challenges will probably be the death of me, nuff said

Comment #41 by Tjharvey22
Friday, December 16, 2011 @ 04:38:00 PM

The riddler challenges will probably be the death of me, nuff said

Comment #42 by Knaussenheimer
Sunday, December 25, 2011 @ 11:21:43 PM

I stopped playing this game for a while but I did today and I got this one. You need 400 riddler challenges completed it doesn't matter which ones (you can have 385 for batman and 15 for catwoman or all 400 for batman and none for catwoman). All you need to do is grapple up above the door, crawl through the vent, drop down and walk behind the hostages until you get directly under riddler and it gives you the takedown prompt.

Comment #43 by cjdavies
Sunday, January 01, 2012 @ 05:19:35 PM

Thanks #42, done 390 for batman, don't fancy doing the physical challenge, getting 10 Trophies for Catwoman is easier.

Comment #44 by cjdavies
Monday, January 02, 2012 @ 08:26:52 AM

At #28 they were marked becasue you interrogated the green thugs, if you didn't want to know then just knock them out - your own fault really.

Comment #45 by SGTGRUNTUSMC
Saturday, January 07, 2012 @ 07:38:26 PM

Damn this took forever to get with all the trophies.

Comment #46 by Iceskater101
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 12:02:39 PM

^ agreed. so to get all the joker hostages I have to do batman and catwoman's physical challenges? Or do i just have to get all the riddles in each place

Comment #47 by NowIGottaWetCha
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 06:27:29 PM

why is everyone bitching about these achievements? it's 190 points to get all the riddler trophies and save the hostages. it's called an achievement for a reason. it's not supposed to be done easily. if you don't like the task, don't do it and miss out on the achievement. that's the great thing about games like this, they put extra hours of gameplay in so you get your moneys worth. if you want easy achievements, go buy disney games.

Comment #48 by Butt Krak
Tuesday, December 04, 2012 @ 01:08:24 PM

taking down the ridler was easy but getting over 400 of those riddles,trophys etc was just so annoying,but not as frustrating as getting the medal achievements,that I will do with out

Comment #49 by Hockeyaddict
Thursday, July 11, 2013 @ 12:09:45 PM

I actually liked trying to get as many of the riddler challenges as i could.

Comment #50 by hottnixx
Tuesday, August 06, 2013 @ 03:53:26 AM

Se poes ek fokken sal nie!

Comment #51 by ChavWarrior03
Sunday, November 17, 2013 @ 03:07:01 PM

The best thing about this was taking out the Riddler and the worst thing about it was collecting the trophies, anwsering the riddles and physical challenges

Comment #52 by FPSnoob2012
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 @ 11:51:34 PM

Want to complete this, but I loathe every moment spent collecting these stupid trophies.

Comment #53 by WaitingOnDeath
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 @ 06:05:11 PM

How can you see how many trophies you have? And do combat cha.lenges count toward them?

Comment #54 by SweptbackFlame
Sunday, June 22, 2014 @ 03:14:19 PM

@28 go play Dark Souls and tell me what hard is.

Comment #55 by Lord of Rage
Saturday, July 26, 2014 @ 10:18:52 AM

Well i hate this collecting stuff thing, but if they somehow give you the locations on the game map, like AC2 or Far Cry 3, its very enjoyable. What sucks is having to watch YouTube videos, or look for interactive maps and manually check them yourself.

So please devs, if you want us to collect stuff add location maps ingame.

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US October 18, 2011
Europe October 21, 2011

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